Private Herbal Consultations with Kristine Brown, RH(AHG)
I believe that a consultation with a herbalist should be like sitting down to tea with a good friend. My goal is to make you feel at ease. Consultations usually take place in my office with a cup of tea and soft music playing in the background. Forget everything you know about your experiences with health practitioners, this experience will leave you feeling hopeful and uplifted.
My initial consultation lasts anywhere from 1 – 2 hours with a follow up one – two weeks later and then bi-monthly, monthly or as needed as long as we mutually agree it is needed. Some situations will require closer intakes depending on the situation, based on your needs.
During the initial consultation we will review your health and diet history, cover any physical and emotional concerns you have and work out a course of action to modify any problems you may be having. I may blend up a formula for you on the spot to get you started with your journey to wellness or I may need an additional day or two to reflect and create the right blend for you. Additional formulas may take up to 1 week to prepare custom blended herbals to suit your needs. Occasionally, I recommend herbs to be purchased for making your own herbal infusions. I highly recommend Mountain Rose Herbs as they have high quality dried herbs and are my number one trusted source when I cannot access herbs locally for my own needs and my client’s needs. I try to have selected herbs on hand to offer at cost for those I most often suggest.
Follow-up consultations generally last 30 minutes – 1 hour during which time we will discuss your progress and any new issues that might arise and make any necessary adjustments to the recommendations if needed.
Please note, I am not a medical practitioner. As an herbalist, I do not diagnose, prescribe or treat in any way. After thoroughly discussing your health concerns, I make suggestions for diet and lifestyle revisions. I may suggest tinctures, teas, topical oils, foot baths, herbal baths, salves or poultices and compresses depending on your own individual needs. The goal of our time together is to assist you in rebuilding the general health and resistance of the body by providing nutrients and herbs to stimulate healing.
Consultation fees are $60/hour. I do payment plans if necessary and am open to barter. I do local house calls, rates may be higher according to distance. Call or email me for more information.
Update 12/6/15: Due to a house fire, I am currently seeing clients at Peaceful Beginning’s office in St. Louis. Therefore, my office hours are based on the availability of the office. I apologize for any inconvenience and hope to be back in my home office after April 2017.
To schedule an appointment, email me, call me at 618-530-1224 or text me at the same number. I require an intake form, (women, please also fill out the women’s supplemental intake form) to be filled out prior to the appointment which can be mailed or emailed to me. Please bring ALL supplements and medications that you take, either regularly or sporadically, to your first appointment.
Out of town?
If you live too far away to travel to the St. Louis area, I do offer online consultations via Zoom so that we can talk “face to face”. For these types of consultations, I require the following prior to our appointment time:
If taking medications and/or supplements, please fill out the following:
Medications & Supplements List
Please be sure to include the brand name, dosage, number of times taken daily and ingredients if necessary.
I also request 3 photographs of your tongue taken in natural daylight. To do so, it’s best to have someone photograph it for you, the key is to NOT have it held out longer than 5-10 seconds or the color and shape will be inaccurate. Do not eat or drink anything or brush your teeth 30 minutes prior to the photograph.
Photograph 1: hold your tongue out for a photograph of the top of the tongue, photographed from front
Photograph 2: curl your tongue up for a shot of the veins under the tongue, photographed from front
Photograph 3: curl your tongue up for a shot of the veins under the tongue, photographed from side
You are not required to purchase any herbal supplements from me. However, if you choose to do so, the following is my current price list:
Extracts: 1 oz – $9, 2 oz – $18, 4 oz – $36
Tea blends: $1 – 3 per oz. depending on blend
Single dried herbs: vary
Oils: 2 oz – $12, 4 oz – $24
Salves: 4 oz – $20
If you do not call to cancel your appointment, you are still expected to pay the consultation fee. I send out reminders via email, text or phone – whichever is your preference – a day before the appointment and expect the courtesy of a reply if you cannot make the appointment. Thank you for your understanding.
Women’s Supplemental Intake Form
Informed Consent and Full Disclosure Forms
Medications & Supplements List
Diet Journal (for keeping track of regular diet)
Elimination Diet Journal (for keeping track as you add foods back into your diet)